Beans Stewed with Herbs

Lobio 2 ლობიო

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      1 hr 55

Appears in
Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

By Carla Capalbo

Published 2017

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Lobio, or beans, are prepared in hundreds of ways in Georgia and feature at almost every meal. They are at their best when cooked over a wood fire like Izo’s, but they also benefit from being baked or simmered gently in traditional Georgian clay pots. Although the Georgians favour dark, kidney-shaped beans, I find it’s more effective to use thin-skinned beans whose skins almost dissolve when cooked. So don’t be afraid to use Borlotti or other premium be